Apr 16, 2019

ABYCMarine industry educators are invited to the inaugural “train-the trainer” event.

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced their inaugural “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference” to be held July 23-25, 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland. The three-day conference will feature specific topics to enhance the knowledge, delivery and support of marine instructors and school administrators.

“Whether you have been teaching marine tech for years, or are thinking about starting a marine tech program, this is a must attend event,” said ABYC vice president Ed Sherman. “Schools interested in a standards-based curriculum or trying to get more STEM into their shop class will learn how to do this painlessly, while networking and sharing ideas with other instructors.”

Conference presentations include:

• The state of the workforce and available solutions
• The evolution of “tech ed” and the modern student
• Stretching instructor knowledge and resources
• Shop stocking, layout and safety
• Creating and managing a curriculum advisory committee
• ABYC resources and how to use them
• Hands-on work with training aids that bring textbook elements to life
• Effective presentation of technical information
• Evinrude outboard program and hands-on curriculum training

To learn more and register visit www.abycinc.org/ETC. An early bird discount is available until May 31, 2019. Contact ABYC to learn about sponsorship opportunities at 410-990-4460.

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